Have you recently adopted a Lab from Lab Rescue of the LRCP? Our labs come in all shapes, sizes and colors and come from a wide variety of circumstances. New adopters often have questions about a variety of subjects and we've made this section available to answer some or all of the questions you may have. You are always welcome to contact your adoption coordinator with any questions you may have.
|Lab Rescue Microchipping Procedures
Have you just adopted your first lab? it's very important that you register the microchip that came with the dog. Microchips save lives if anything happens and your dog happens to disappear. Microchips are universally trackable and will ensure that your dog comes back home to you.
|Welcoming a New Lab to Your Family
The first couple of days that your new Lab joins your family may feel a bit hairy. That's normal! Your new Lab has been through a lot before they join your family. We've added some ideas about how to make the settling in period as easy as possible for you and your family.
|Introducing Your Cat to Your New Lab
Yup, that's a picture of a cat on a dog rescue website. Even cat friendly dogs need to be properly introduced if you want your cat and new lab to be best friends forever. We've put together a few ideas that you can consider when bringing home a lab to join your cat dominated home.
|Your Lab and Its Health
Lab Rescue dogs sometimes come with pre-existing health issues. We ensure that your new lab is checked out, brought up to date on his shots and if there are any conditions we can begin treating, we do so. Learn about some of the different conditions your dog may have.
|Dog Park Etiquette
It may surprise you to know that not every dog should go to a dog park. It may also surpise you to learn that there are people who take their dogs to dog parks and don't have the best manners and oversight once they're there. We've added this section to the website to give you some tips and clues to help you navigate your local dog park.
|Walking a Dog Etiquette
I put the leash on the dog and then it takes me for a walk; hmmm...not quite. Check out this page to learn some of the nicities of walking your dog.
|Running with a Lab
Not all labs are built to run like you and I do. This section is designed to give you tips and considerations about running with your lab. Did you know that you need to train your lab to run distances just like you had to train to increase your distance running safely? Reading this article is a must if you're looking to adopt a running companion.
|Signs of Fear in Your Dog
Dogs communicate through body language and learning how to recognize when they're afraid of a situation is important to keep your family and others you meet safe and secure. It also helps you know when it's time to move away from a situation.
|My New Dog is Timid
From time to time Lab Rescue takes in shy or timid dogs who need some extra love and patience to blossom into their true loveable selves. Here are some tips to welcoming a timid dog into your home and helping them grow past their fears.